Good morning, or afternoon for most of you! So I have a little news to share, I have been slacking quite a bit on my blog, but I have a really good reason… Let’s just say this is what moving to Hawaii looks like…
Yes, you heard me right. We have officially moved to paradise, and I have started working again. It has been quite an adjustment for us, but a fabulous one! We have a new place to call home, and are so excited to take on the challenge of making it feel like ours. We plan to spend our weekends fixing up and renovating the house. It’s going to be quite the journey, and I hope you’ll follow along with us! We are starting to get settled, and I will be sharing our new home with you very soon. Stay tuned for some dust, paint, and lots of DIY!
May is nearly here, and so it’s time to get some new plants and flowers in our life! Sydney and I did a little indoor gardening this weekend, and we used a couple containers I spotted at Target. LOVE them and just couldn’t resist sharing!
I let Syd pick out the flowers and the candle (also from Target) and she did well.
Both the gold vase….
and the white porcelain urchin are from Target. This urchin one is actually a votive candle holder, but I prefer it holding pretty flowers : )
What touches of Spring have you added to your home?
Checkout the newest tutorial I did for Shutterstock! I created a custom wall collage in my house by simply using printed illustrations. I even did a gel medium transfer to get some of the images onto canvas. Click here for the full instructions!
These suncatchers are easy to create, and Sydney had lots of fun making them! All we used was wax paper, a marker, white paper, school glue, and a few shades of blue tissue paper. Sketch your cloud and raindrops onto white paper and cut them out. Then cut up your blue tissue paper into small squares.
Now, trace your raindrops onto wax paper and cover with glue. Allow your little ones to go crazy gluing the tissue into each raindrop shape. Then, coat with a thin layer of glue to make sure all tissue is glued down and secure. Allow to dry.
Cut out your blue raindrops, and they’re ready to hang and admire on your windows!
Now, if only these april showers would bring some pretty May flowers…
We finally painted our eggs! Instead of messing with natural dye again, or picking up the boxed kind, I opted to find something around the house to reuse instead. I can never seem to use my nail polish fast enough, and it always ends up goopy. So using some of my bright colors from last year worked perfect! I started by blowing out the eggs, and of course making some omelets.
Use whatever technique works best, I went with the ol’ pin and aspirator method. A straw can also be very helpful if you don’t have the aspirator.
Then, once the eggs were washed and dry, a little white spackling paste makes the holes vanish. I also created some little egg stands by cutting up all the sections in the egg carton, flipping them upside down, and adding pins to carefully cradle and hold the eggs in place.
Then I put some q-tips into the polish jars, and let Syd go to town painting. She opted for a drippy paint look.
I went for my go-to black, white and gold palette, using sharpies & metallic nail polish.
We cut strips of paper bags to create little nests for our pretty eggs. Here are Syd’s colorful creations: